Festival Director application
Start Date: March 8, 2019
Salary: Volunteer
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job Type: Contract Volunteer
Career Level: Upper Management
Position description
The Festival Director oversees and fulfills the execution of the annual festival event and coordinates all logistical and staffing needs. Candidates will:

• Ensure the festival event upholds the standards of the organization as a whole.
• Select an appropriate venue that meets budgetary and creative requirements with the executive director and head programmer.
• Build a budget plan for the festival event based on logistical needs and requirements alongside the executive director and financial director.
• Work with the programming team to develop a schedule for the day of the event and make sure all logistical requirements are met to keep the event on time.
• Oversee all operations on the day of the event, including artist management, crowd flow, technical requirements, and volunteer/staff team management
• Oversee the acquisition of any necessary licenses and permits (venue, alcohol, etc.)
• Maintain communications between the artists, programming team and external vendors to ensure all technical requirements are met and accounted for.

Our ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

• Communication - being able to maintain open and ongoing communications with the executive director and the programming team.
• Passion for the events production, arts, filmmaking, music and emerging new media.
• Previous experience with film festival or events production would be an asset.
• An understanding of technical/AV requirements for live events would be an asset.

Location and hours
The team at Toronto New Wave currently works remotely with regular in-person meetings at various locations. Expected hours differ by stage of planning:

• March - May: 5-10 hours/week
• June - Festival Date - 10-15 hours/week
• Post-festival: 2-3 hours/week for a 2-3 week festival review period

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1) Tell us about your previous experience in the arts and/or events production. *
2) What makes you excited about working with Toronto New Wave? *
3) What are some of your favourite film, arts, and/or other media festivals? *
4) How did you hear about the position?
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